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Various Artists / Arabic Beat
Album:Arabic Beat Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2012
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-14 Pull Date:2012-12-16 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec25 Nov11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 11, 2013:Mediterraneans
Kifach Hilti (What’S The Outcome?)
4.Dec 08, 2012:New World Disorder
Kifach Hilti (What’S The Outcome?)
2.Jan 16, 2013:Mediterraneans
Kifach Hilti (What’S The Outcome?)
5.Nov 29, 2012:Arabology
Itim, Osfour (Bird), Sidi H'bibi (My Master, My Love), Kifach Hilti (What’S The Outcome?)
3.Dec 15, 2012:Music Casserole
Lala Torkia (Turkish Saint)
6.Nov 26, 2012:Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2012-10-15 
Putamayo Presents Arabic Beat (Putamayo World Music, 2012)
ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Another hit by Putumayo, presenting music of the world's cultures since 1993. Features mainly upbeat tunes by North African artists well-known in the Arab world but rarely heard in the West - the spirit of the “Mediterraneans” show. Arabic roots with global influences and big beat. Very contemporary, danceable.

****1. Kifach Hilti (What’s the outcome?) - Djamel Laroussi (German-based Algerian); banjo, Arabic percussion, Latin breaks - 4:26
**2. Lirah - Ali Slimani (Algeria) Male/female duet; covers a classic by Algerian singer/songwriter Dahmane El Harrachi - 4:08
3. Narbat - Nour (Barcelona); hip-hop style - 2:35
4. Sidi H'bibi (My master, my love) - Jalal El Hamdaoui (Belgium-based Moroccan) Arabic “Stranger in Paradise;” accordion heavy Berber wedding music - 4:52
5. Saab Alyia (It’s hard for me) Samira Saeid (Egypt-based Moroccan); plaintive, eery, torch song - 3:40
6. Osfour (Bird) - Watcha Clan (Pan-Mediterranean, Marseille); electronic version of Marcel Khalife tune often sung by Umayma al-Khalil and his Mayadine troupe - 3:57
7. Itim - Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) ; mid-tempo, acoustic guitar, R&B/soul - 3:03
8. Rai Mtelefni - Choubène - rock/rai - 3:27
***9. Ajmal Gharam (The most beautiful passion) - Zein al-Jundi (Texas based Syrian); pop belly dance, female vocal, big accordion- 3:36
***10. Lala Torkia (Turkish saint) - Cheb Amar (Algeria); traditional rai - 3:00

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Laroussi, DjamelKifach Hilti (What?S The Outcome?)
2.Slimani, AliLirah
4.El Hamdaoui, JalalSidi H'bibi (My Master, My Love)
5.Saeid, SamiraSaab Alyia (It's Hard For Me)
6.Watcha ClanOsfour (Bird)
7.Soultan, AhmedItim
8.ChoubeneRai Mtelefni
9.Al-Jundi, ZeinAjmal Gharam (The Most Beautiful Passion)
10.Cheb AmarLala Torkia (Turkish Saint)